§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate the number of hours which staff in her Department spend on issues relating to teacher training in(a) whole-time equivalents and (b) cost terms. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The number of full-time equivalents working on issues relating to teacher training including teacher supply in the Department is 14.8. Each member of staff works a contractual 41-hour week. The cost of employing these staff during the financial year 1995-96 is estimated at £656,279.